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J1 Visa Change of status while on J1 Visa!

When some one gets J1 visa for residency lets say for 5 years then after that he must come back to his country for a period of two years before that he cant get a US visa..but what if during his residency he gets an immigration to US via his parents then what will be the scenario?
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You cannot change your status while you are on J1 Visa, the home country 2 years rule is more powerful than any other rule.

Your only option is the J1 Waiver.
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so this j-1 visa is real bad then....if we have some visa other then a j1 lets say a 5 year visit visa..will the change of status condition will have effect?
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Yes you can change your status while you are on a visit visa, but remember you cannot do residency while you are on visit visa
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isnt there a way b/w this mess...does a visa exits beside j1 on which u can do residency and plus have a change of status?this is so annoying..wat do they expect us to do 2yrs in pur country!
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isnt there a way b/w this mess...does a visa exits beside j1 on which u can do residency and plus have a change of status?this is so annoying..wat do they expect us to do 2yrs in pur country!
If you get H1B visa, you can change your status to Green Card. The problem is that not all residency programs willing to give you H1B Visa.
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